life Weekend

The Weekend Contained Multitudes.

July 6, 2021

Fireworks. Some a little too close for comfort but we all survived.


Pool time.

Two very hot runs.

Friends AND family.

The Melting Pot (“fancy” night out with the kids to celebrate the end of the school year. Even if we are 2 weeks into camp at this point.)


Bed transitions.

Financial meeting (quarterly reckoning. We are on track and it was a good quarter for savings but it’s always sobering to see the inflows + outflows!)

The orthodontist.

The Family Firm (advance copy, more on that later!) and over half of Manflu.


One of these kids ended up in the water fully clothed. Happy 4th!
“I will make my OWN breakfast.”
G picked out this pink bed at IKEA but after one night declared she did not want to sleep alone, so now it’s Annabel’s. (G&C sharing bunk beds)


  • Reply Irene July 6, 2021 at 9:21 am

    OMG we were talking about the melting pot a few days ago because my daughter is obsessed with melted cheese and thinks fondue is the ultimate fancy food. I doubt we can find a restaurant version with plain American cheese but maybe some day! Ha!

    I am so curious about the pool float and slide. Is that your back yard? I am wondering if we could get one or both for my parents pool- the float looks amazing but maybe easy for my crazy kids to hurt themselves jumping onto or off from the side…

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 6, 2021 at 9:23 am

      Not our house 🙂
      We have a pool but no fancy accessories 🙂 🙂

  • Reply CBS July 6, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I love G making her own breakfast. I keep meaning to buy some of those montessori knives as my kiddo loves to help in the kitchen – he can nearly manage making oatmeal today, I just take over stirring when it starts to bubble. I need to make an IKEA order (case rates are so, so high here that while I love an IKEA trip, I’m abstaining for now).

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns July 6, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    We have been talking about getting a bed for our 3yo but I am just dreading the transition! Glad A can take over the bed for now. We have an Ikea bed with storage under it in mind for our son but can’t quite motivate ourselves to pull the trigger! It’s so nice to have him contained in his crib!

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of Family Firm. I just pre-ordered it from my fave indie bookstore. I know Emily Oster has been on the receiving end of A LOT of criticism but I really love her! Expecting Better was the best pregnancy book I read BY FAR. I didn’t really change any of my behavior after reading her book, but it was nice to see the data behind the decisions you make. I really liked Crib Sheets, too.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 6, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      I never read Crib Sheets or Expecting Better, but I have really liked her newsletter.

  • Reply Lori C July 6, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Oh my goodness as my husband and I often remark about one of our kiddos – G is “such a Montessori kid” and I say that smiling in the most complimentary way! Fierce independence. I love it!!!

  • Reply Grateful Kae July 6, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    I think my kids might be the opposite of whatever a Montessori kid is…. they’re like, “mom, can we get some buttered toast and milk?? (Calling from the couch) No?? Get it ourselves?? Oh, ok. Well, in that case we’ll just have goldfish crackers from the box then for breakfast instead.” 🤦‍♀️😩😂

    • Reply Jenna July 6, 2021 at 9:24 pm

      These are my kids.

      7.5 y.o.: Mommy, I’m thirsty.
      Me: If only there was a way to fix that.
      7.5 y.o.: There is. I need water.
      Me: It’s in the fridge.
      7.5 y.o.: Nevermind. I’m fine.

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